For those new to the world of i Tunes, the task of getting media content loaded onto your i Pod, i Phone or i Pad can be a daunting one.
Even if you have a lot of experience in other media applications, the way in which Apple has approached media management in the world of the i Pod and i Tunes may differ significantly from what you’ve become accustomed to.
i Tunes can easily import content from commercial or self-created audio CDs, or any standard MP3 file that you may have available.
Purchasing content from the i Tunes Store is far from the only option, and there are many i Pod and i Tunes users with large music collections who have never purchased even a single track from the i Tunes Store.
This is different from the concept of the portable media player being its own library that users familiar with other media products have probably become accustomed to.